Teacher Resources

Oral Language

Oral Language Development & ELLs

This section of Colorín Colorado's website provides teachers with some answers and ideas as well as recommended resources for supporting ELLs' oral language development in the classroom.

Comprehension and English Language Learners:  25 Oral Reading Strategies That Cross Proficiency Levels

Michael Optiz and Lindsey Guccione present 25 strategies for oral reading that are designed to help engage ELLs and bolster reading comprehension skills. The activities span five proficiency levels and each activity includes a classroom scenario, recommended children's books, online resources, and special tips.

Tips for Teaching Conversation in the ESL Classroom

This article in the Internet TESL Journal (2005) helps educators promote conversations in multilingual classrooms by incorporating many oral communication activities.